Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And the winner is

In recent weeks, I have participated in a photgraphy studio's giveaway. Leah Remillet Photography can be seen all over Sugarbeez Tutus. She is a dear friend and a wonderful Photographer. This is the tutu up for grabs...We called it "Patriotic Princess" and it turned out so beautiful!!

The winner turned out to be the mom of the little girl who modeled this tutu!!! What a lucky ducky she is!! She is the little girl you see pictured above. Her tutu was sent out in time for the 4th...because who could look just plain ole red, white and blue when you could wear a tutu? This house will get a ton of use out of this little tutu, with three daughters running around, this will be worn again and again. It's a good thing that these are sewn and crafted to last! I know my own diva does a number on her's but they always can be fluffed and shaken and turn back to new. Man that tutu maker must be pretty good at her craft ;)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

To review or not review....that is the question

Being in the wonderful tutu making biz I am in...and being fairly new to selling online........I have been approached several times to do a "review/giveaway" on a mommy blog. What is this "mommy blog" and how would this work?
I have been promoting Sugarbeez through my online shop and through the boutique Candid Gifts but I still needed a little more exposure. So I decided to pay for some on a site called Mom Made That! This is where I was asked if I wanted to participate in "reviews/giveaways". Not knowing what that meant....I went straightway to the forms on Etsy and found mixed...ummm..reviews about these mommy blogs. Some of the artists who had participated in a blog had gotten burned, strung around, and not really taken seriously. They were promised a review on a certain date which didn't happen....or a write up which was less than a paragraph. But some said that being on a blog helped their business and got their names to many who they themselves could not reach. I weighed the risks. If I sent a product to a "reviewer" and they gave me a less than wonderful review or worse...complained....it would be out in cyber space FOREVER. If I went along, put my love and heart into a tutu and sent it....only to get a review that really should have been an email of thanks....I would be crushed.

So I proceeded with caution. I am not yet big enough to sent out my tutus for free to a lot of people and the cost for things like shipping and packages and boxes...not to mention my keep bags and materials...were all on me! But the cost to advertise with some blogs is a monthly bill and/or/plus a per-click...YIKES!!!! So in the long run it was cheaper and, I have to say, a tad bit scary-er to send it. So I did and waited. Would the family love or hate it? Would it fit? had I written down the measurements correctly....or send it to the right address? My tummy in knots....I waited for a response. I choose three reviewers to write a little something and one giveaway. To my surprise...and total excitement.....my first one came in today. I actually started to cry when I read what she wrote and how excited her little girl was to receive her tutu in the mail. Then....hours later.....still walking on cloud nine....I read it to my mom (BTW she is my best friend and most supportive person) and then read her the comments and cried...again!!!!

Thank you to Flying Giggles & Lollipops for a job very well done and the most awesome review a small business could get!!! She did such a wonderfully beautiful job and I am so honored she choose Sugarbeez Tutus to review out of ALL of the talented tutu makers out there!!! I am so pleased that your sweet baby girl LOVED her tutu! The pictures she has posted are just too cute of her little girl doing what little girls do best in tutus......become a fairy or princess or...in this case.....Abby Cadabby.

Thank you!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Dance with my Daddy

Another wonderful Etsy artist! This etsy shop has the sweet and modern prints. This is one talented SAHM! She creates a beautiful array of silhouettes with a modern touch. This great shop is called PaperPuddles. She was featured on the front page and that is how I found her. What amazing art she does...I am so impressed! I have chosen to show the following prints to give you an idea for Father's day.....in case you were drawing a blank. These would look so good in any home and go with any decor. She can even personalize these prints. Go to her shop and check it out. You will be so glad you did!
I just LOVE how this print looks...so simple and cute! What a sweet present this would be for that first time daddy!

I just LOVE this little posting! What a beautiful moment! I think every little girl has danced on her daddy's feet at one time or another. It also shows the personal name that can be added.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Treasury On Etsy

For many selling on Etsy...two major events mark a "you have arrived" on the site. The first is to be featured on the home page. This is such an honnor and with all of the thousands of Etsy sellers and millions of items being sold, it is quite an accomplishment! The next is to be featured in a fellow Etsy-ians "Treasury". This is a list of their TOP PICKS from all of the sellers they know. I treasury may group items together by color or contect or even by style or craft. Sugarbeez is honnored to be listed in a treasury from Hand Made Bling. For the next few days we will be featured as someones TOP PICK! How awsome is that!


If you haven't found Etsy yet...you NEED to! This place rocks! It is all completly handmade items from art to pottery to jewlery to (of course) my tutus! I will be featuring little shops that I LOVE in this blog as well to give these shops some extra exposure.

This is a little shop called Little Bitty Bakery. It has the cutest little felt handmade play food EVER!! I just HAD to HAVE this sweet little tea set. It is so cute and even have tea bags...how SWEET!! They have a ton of play food and even "Bags of sugar and flour". All of the items are handmade and made of felt. So cute!!!

Life is Grand.....

I have always thought Life was a grand thing. But after looking at these picture taken by a friend of mine...I truly realize just how wonderful my life has become. I stummbled onto making tutus as a way to make something for my daughter. I truly never expected to become someone who makes tutus for extra money. But here I am and I am so greatful!!

This picture was taken at a little park. I just love it so much! It just shows the wonderful spirit of the little girl and of course the tutu. What a wonderful job my friend did! You can find Candice Ivey in IL. She is so great with kids. You couldn't find a better Photographer in IL than her!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sisters By Chance.....

Here are some new pictures that our sweet Miss Leah Remillet Photography. She is a beautiful Photographer in WA and has taken some beautiful pictures of her sweet baby girls in my tutus! I am so excited and honored that she did this! They are just gorgeous! She did a wonderful job!
If you are in the Vancover, WA area...look her up! She is the best!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


It has been such a while since I last posted. With the schoolyear ending and my job just becoming a complete frenzy of activity (I'm a school nurse by day and a crazy mom at night), I have let this sort of go by the way side. Well, summer is here and so are new moments to enjoy the day and get to blogging!! I am working on some very cute new items for sugarbeez tutus and will post this evening on the newest of the new. Check back with me this week as posting is going to be a crazy thing!!